Thursday, June 30, 2011

Faux Butler’s Pantry


When I rounded the corner at the flea market a while back and saw this,

I knew I had to have it.

I couldn’t say no.

Getting it home and in the house was another I Love Lucy/Laura Adventure,

involving two men from the flea market,

a truck,

and my husband standing in the driveway giving me stern looks.

Isn’t life grand?

Our house is old and quirky (like its owner) and only has 8 foot ceilings,

and although this piece barely fit, 

I couldn’t turn back ,

and I was

in it to win at that point.


And so I now have

what I have christened

a butler’s pantry,

however faux it really is.

All I know is it hides things.


Big things…

and small…



but not limited to

my Singapore Bird collection,

and the gazillion wine glasses I collected for my Christmas parties.



a few other odds and ends…



because I like to name things in my posse (Hauler 2),

I need to call this

Faux Butler’s Pantry #2


there is a


(the utility room closet with added shelves)


Laura #2 signing off

to see what Laura #1 is up to now.


Loui♥ said...

I love stopping by to visit with you..
there certainly is "never a dull moment there"
You had me laughing from the minute I started reading..
I know I will be smiling all day because of you..
we are so much alike!!
have a beautiful day!!
warmest sandy hugs..

Stacey said...

What a brilliant idea. Now you are making me rethink the two beautiful armoires I sold on Craig's List. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Laura! I am looking for something similar to hold all of my dishes. You are a lucky girl!


Bonnie said...

Love your new piece. It is a great find.

I can't wait to hear what you are going to think about and say next. Also, what you buy and cook! Afraid my life is rather dull....I have the mildew man at my house today spraying the porches,columns, and eves around the outside of the house. He is the nicest man and I always feel so much cleaner and fresher after he works his magic.

Theresa said...

Beautiful and great storage:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

I Do Declare said...

I use something similar for extra kitchen storage too...and by similar I mean not nearly as attractive and from Ikea...ha! Still, the purposing is the same. Love your cake plateaus!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I want a butler's pantry~

I have butler pantry envy...Pat

Karen said...

Wonderful!!! And when do you give a tour???
Missin' ya.
Ladybug Creek

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I totally get the "got to bring it home" thing. It has great storage too. And the hubbie shaking his head. Mostly I try to get this stuff done while he's at work, hee, hee.

Jedbel @ The Pear Tree Cottage said...

Can totally relate to 'the husband standing in the driveway giving stern looks' part of your post! Mine is usually quite doubtful at first but eventually comes around :) Love all the china...
Becky @ The Pear Tree Cottage

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great piece Laura, I can see why it was hard to pass up!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following, I'm a happy follower of yours too! Martina

Deb said...

awesome piece...I love your blog

joanne said...

oh you silly, silly girl! Love your finds...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I especially like the door handles. Everyone needs a place for their stuff!!

Pondside said...

Great idea. When we got a flat screen tv we moved the old TV armoire upstairs, where it has become my sewing cupboard. All those piles, out of sight!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a wonderful piece, Laura, and I certainly could not have passed it up! Looks like it holds tons of goodies.

So happy you visited and commented - and now we are reacquainted!

Anonymous said...

You never cease to make me laugh!! Love you!


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